Posted to MedZilla on 3/30/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Financial Analyst / Senior Financial Analyst - Gen Med Sales & Marketing 1602483-MZ


More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!
Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the Senior Financial Analyst position; however, job title will be dependent on the candidate's level of experience in those requirements.


Assist Senior Manager/Director in leading financial plan and close cycles for income statement areas of responsibility. Lead financial planning and analysis support for General Medicines Sales and Marketing functions. Manage monthly financial close and variance analysis for assigned functions.


  • Lead semi-annual financial planning processes for assigned functional teams, resulting in highly accurate submissions including cost center detail, management presentation summaries and supporting analyses as required.
  • Develop financial models and analytical tools to support function objectives and projects. Provide critical thought that may help drive strategic decisions and make recommendations to Senior Management.
  • Serve as financial representative on key cross-functional teams and proactively provide advisory services.
  • Drive the development and use of the financial planning system (Cognos) for assigned functions. Create, leverage and deploy financial models for own use and those of other finance staff. Document models and processes and work to creatively and continuously improve the planning process.
  • Manage the monthly financial close process including identifying and resolving discrepancies in actual transactions in SAP versus planned activity and instructing accounting to initiate correcting entries as necessary, on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with local and regional finance teams to develop detailed explanation for variances between actual and plan on a monthly basis for assigned functional areas.
  • Design and distribute monthly reporting packages to senior management, summarizing functional area financial results. Design and implement solutions to streamline processes and create operational efficiencies. Educate functional management on the use of reporting tools and finance concepts.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Education & Experience Required:
  • Bachelor s degree required Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of business experience.
  • Previous budgeting/planning/monthly variance analysis experience.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated business impact in previous position(s).
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Education & Experience Desired:

  • MBA or CPA.
  • Previous experience in healthcare industry.
  • Financial planning/reporting systems experience (e.g. SAP, Data Warehouse Programs, Cognos).
  • Communication ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written, in a persuasive, organized and appropriate manner, including running meetings and preparing presentations for customer groups.
  • Analytical ability to analyze monthly financial results to understand how to use this information to drive projects that will impact the business.
  • Management ability to set priorities and meet specific deadlines in a changing environment, ability to be flexible, accommodating, and to deal with change effectively.
  • Customer Service Orientation ability to gain trust of high-level management and leverage relationships to provide best possible financial plans and drive impactful analytical projects.
  • Teamwork ability to work effectively in and foster a team environment, across multiple time zones.
  • Entrepreneurial ability and desire to take ownership over activities and projects, desire to shape the organization, consistent demonstration of out of the box thinking.
  • Periodic overnight travel may be required.
  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/client sites limited overnight.

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